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But What Do I Know? . . . Andrew Albers, Cal Quantrill, Rowan Wick, Tom Cheek, Dave Stieb

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North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers. Photo: True Gravity Baseball By Kevin Glew Cooperstowners in Canada My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: –One of the feel-good Canadian baseball stories this year has been North Battleford, Sask., native Andrew Albers' return to the big leagues with the Minnesota Twins. After holding the... Continue Reading →

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But What Do I Know? . . . Terry Francona, Brad Mills, Joe Carter

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My weekly observations and notes about some Canadian baseball stories: The 1982 Topps Montreal Expos Future Stars card (pictured above) showcases Terry Francona and Brad Mills together on their first Topps baseball card. Both played for the Expos’ only playoff team in 1981 and 35 years later, Mills is serving as Francona’s bench coach for... Continue Reading →

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Tom Cheek on my work: “Who writes this stuff anyway?”

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*I thought it was fitting to re-publish this blog entry (initially published last December) on the day Tom Cheek will be posthumously honoured with the National Baseball Hall of Fame's Ford C. Frick Award. I was a timid, fresh-faced, recent college grad when I first met former Toronto Blue Jays radio broadcaster Tom Cheek. In... Continue Reading →

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New artifacts from class of 2013 at Canadian ball hall

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It's always interesting to see what items the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame receives from their inductees to display. Here's a quick look at a few of the artifacts related to this year's induction class that you can view at the St. Marys, Ont.-based shrine this summer: *Among the interesting things I learned about Rob... Continue Reading →

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Ducey reunited with Bell at CBHFM induction ceremony

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By Alexis Brudnicki, special guest contributor to Cooperstowners in Canada When Rob Ducey was looking to make his break into the big leagues from down on the farm with the Toronto Blue Jays, he knew it would be a difficult path to pave. Toronto’s outfield was already home to three stars who appeared to be... Continue Reading →

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